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Alkaline – ‘Champion Boy’ hits London Alkaline – ‘Champion Boy’ hits London
Alkaline – ‘Champion Boy’ hits London

Are you into dancehall music? If you know your Popcann from your Protoje or your Mavado from your Morgan Heritage then head down to the O2 Academy Brixton. on the 23rd of April.  As this venue will play host to one of the hottest Jamaican dancehall recording artist currently on the scene. Yes the one and only Alkaline. This unique love him or hate him artist has had an incredible journey into the music scene. He started songwriting at the age of fourteen, by the age of sixteen he was already producing his music while still in high school.


Interestingly, he took the world of dancehall music by storm in 2013 with series of popular singles among which were “Walk with you,” and “Church folks.” From then on, there has been no stopping him. In 2014, he was named the 21st Hapilos Breakout Artist of The Year for his sensational singles.


In March 2016, he released his debut album, “New level unlock,” and guess what? It was as instant hit. By April of the same year, the Album found its way to the top of the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart and was also selected number 3 on Billboard’s “10 Best Reggae Albums of 2016.” Consequently, making him the first dancehall artist to have a number-one album on the chart for five years. His 2016 hit singles include; Champion Boy”, “Block and Delete,” “After All,” “12 PM (Living Good)”, “Formula,” and “City.” He is contstantly compared in style, tatoos and lyrical content to the undisputed king of dancehall reggae Vybz Kartel.


By November of 2016, he was featured on a remix of Shaggy’s “That Love.” He also featured Mavado, an established and highly respected Jamaican Deejay in his single “Farewell” off his 2016 album. The amazing Alkaline was nominated for a MOBO Award for the second time in the Best Reggae Act category. Finally, his “Champion Boy” single was remixed in October 2016 and was used in an advertising campaign for the Red Stripe Premier League (Jamaican football league).


If you are a huge fan of Alkaline and reggae music, then make your way to the O2 Academy Brixton arena. Come prepared and ready to dance hard as Alkaline will come armed with hardcore rhymes, killer hooks and slick performance to wow his fans. As a bonus he will be supported by Chip, a well-known and popular grime artist., winner of the Best Hip-Hop Act at the MOBO Awards 2009. He also won an award with Emeli Sandé for Best British Single for their song “Diamond Rings.


When: April 23 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm  
Where: Brixton O2 Academy, SW9 9SL + Google Map

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